Democracy Now! television program for Thursday, November 15, 2001
Humanitarian Organizations Face Looting and Killing As They Try to Deliver Aid to the Poorest People of Afghanistan
When the Northern Alliance took Kabul, many thought that humanitarian aid could be immediately resumed into thepoverty-stricken country.
U.N Security Council Votes Unanimously for a Resolution Encouraging Member States Toparticipate in a Peace-Keeping Force
The United Nations Security Council yesterday voted unanimously for a resolution encouraging member states to providemilitary and other support for security arrangements in areas no longer controlled by the Taliban militia.
The Putin-Bush Summit in Texas: Why Would Putin Agree to Scrap the Abm Treaty? Could It Bebecause the US May Offer to Let Russia Build Part of Its Missile Defense System?
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in Crawford Texas today, where Bush is attempting to convincePutin to allow the US to abandon the Anti-ballistic missile treaty so he can move forward with missile defense.
As the Dominican Community Mourns Losses From Crash of American Airlines Flight 587 Inqueens, Many Family Members of Undocumented Immigrants Are Afraid to Claim Their Dead Or Leave Thecountry to Bury
Almost 90 percent of the 265 people who died on Monday in the crash of the American Airlines Flight 587 jetlinerbound for Santo Domingo were of Dominican origin. Dominican Consul Luis Eludis Perez, his eyes red from grieving,said, “There’s no break for the Dominicans. We had hardly begun to recover from the shock of the September 11tragedy, and now this happens.”
As Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Fear of Dissent Sweep the Country, How Can the Activistleft Organize Against Racial Profiling and Against the War?
Since September 11 teachers, students and activists around the country have been targeted for speaking out againstthe U.S. bombing of Afghanistan in particular and US. foreign policy more generally. Among the latest examples is areport from the conservative American Council of Trustees and Alumni that lists more than 100 students and professorswho have spoken out since September 11th as examples of un-American activity.
In a Time of Crackdown On Immigrant, Arab, and South Asian Communities in the US, Actor Peter Coyote Talks to US About Knowing Our Rights
Since September 11 the Bush Administration has launched an unprecedented assault on the rights of immigrants and theaccused in the name of fighting terrorism.